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CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
mitt romney and paul ryan are so conservative and are against abortion for -- it seems like they are against abortion for everybody. i did not realize religion played such a big part again to of the government, or should play any part of ventura the government. you can have your personal views, but as far as making choices for other people, i think that is wrong. and will probably be a the downfall of their campaign. >> for you, that question at the end about personal life and religion was an important one? >> yes, i was raised a catholic. it is your own choice. i would not make a choice for somebody else's medical condition or their choice of what they want to do with their life, especially not a choice about their own body. >> thank you for your call. cnn had a debate clock. they stopped at these numbers. 41 minutes for vice president by dan and 40 minutes 12 seconds for congressman paul ryan. let's hear next from betty from houston. turn down your tv volume, please. >> yes, thank you. i thought the debate is very good. yes or a democrat, and i found buys president biden was very c
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
been seeing and hearing with romney and ryan -- absolute adults, professionals taking this administration to task over what they've done to this country. and i would say having very concise plans. until you get into the weeds of what's has been grinding away the last four years, you don't know how to plan definitively until you get in the hot seat. so i say bravo to ryan for being did all last night and for taking on the task of being the vice president in this highly explosive situation we are in right now. that's basically what i have to say. host: dennis day on the line 4 minutes? -- can you stay on the line for one minute? danny is in west palm beach florida, an obama supporter. give us your opinion of last night's debate. caller: thank you. i totally disagree with that lady on the line from california. too much is placed on the style of joe biden. he was a good debater. he had the facts about this administration versus paul ryan, who talks about what he wants to do, and we have heard that before when george bush ran. what he wanted to do and then we saw what happened t
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
be was as we work to move romney and ryan forward. thank you senator. two more events for senator hatch. he's doing a great job. [applause] >> we have some great governors, we have some great conservative republican governors in this country that are moving this country forward. we have the governor here in nevada. he does a tremendous job. we've had chris christie, everybody is doing a great job and we have another wonderful governor here today and i'm so thrilled to have her here with us. now the governor understands what a tough race is. she understands what a tough race is and how tough it is here in nevada to move this same agenda forward. so helping me, i know what a tough race is and governor romney knows what a tough race is. and having everybody coming together like this having her leadership having the direction and how to get things done in this country, making the necessary changes in new mexico, moving new mexico forward is going to move america america forward. governor thank you very much for taking time and spending a few moments with us. thank you. >> thank you. t
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:55am EDT
. two more -- romney and ryan forward. two more defense. we have some great governors. we have some great conservative, republican governors in this country that are moving this country forward. very conservative. our governor in nevada, he does a tremendous job. we had bobby jindal here a couple of weeks ago. we have had chris christie. we have another wonderful governor here with us today in susanna martinez. i am so thrilled to have susanna with us. [applause] governor martinez understands what a tough race is. she understands what a tough race is, how tough it is in nevada to move this same agenda forward. i know what a tough race is, she knows what a tough races, governor romneya tough race is. to have everybody coming together like this. making the necessary changes in mexico, moving in mexico ford will move america forward. -- mexico -- new mexico forward will move america forward. >> his thank you. elcome. mpa we will not take a defeat, we will win this election. that last debate to between the president and mitt romney, what an amazing difference. when you do not have a rec
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
credibility on this. >> what would romney/ryan do? >> we agree with chemical weapons, but not about putting troops in. what we should have done earlier is work with those freedom fighters, those in syria. we should not have called assad a reformer. we should not have voided for russia to give us the green light at the u. n. they are still arming the man. they are flying flights over iraq to help assad. if we had the agreement he said about ira, we probably would have prevented that. >> let me ask you quickly what is your criteria for intervention. >> in syria? what is in the interests of the american people. >> no humanitarian. >> each situation will come up with its own set of circumstances. putting american troops on the ground, that has to be within the national security interests of the american people. embargoes and sanctions -- those are things that do not put american troops on the ground. if you are talking about putting troops on the ground, only in our interests. >> i want to return home for the last few questions. this debate is historic. we have two catholic candidates, first ti
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
eastern time here on c-span. also on c-span radio. governor romney, joined by paul ryan, the vice presidential run -- nominee, a joint appearance at 5:40 eastern time, to a clock 44 those of you in the western coast. as the polls show, the rates -- the race has tightened. republican line, cathy. good morning. caller: i was also born at mercy hospital. my concern is about unemployment. i understand they are saying the rates have gone down. i was disappointed because from what i understand, the statistics for unemployment are based on the amount of unemployment checks that are issued and who are being traced, etc. how many people have had their unemployment run out. how the -- how are they being traced ask? i believe they are higher than what is being stated, the unemployment rates. i wish that came out tonight. i do not believe anyone is being traced in any way. they are left there to hang. >> nest is a viewer from greenbelt, maryland. democrat line. welcome to the conversation. caller: how are we doing today? >> fine, thank you. caller: my whole thing is biden put everything on th
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
did not pick portman as his vice president? >> asked us in 12 hours. >> why did romney pick ryan? it was not someone many thought would be picked. portman was thought to be the favorite because he was from ohio. >> no one wanted to pick the only person at the top of the run the organization was mitt romney. he picked paul ryan for a simple reason and the same reason he went to the olympics. he wanted to. he runs his campaign. he is the ceo of the campaign. he is his own karl rove. it has cost him a lot of problems. he is the product, not the ceo. that is how he set it up. they feel good about the ryan choice now. they gave republicans excitement. they needed it. if it costs them problems or florida, then it is a gap. >> i would do it differently. romney had had a bad summer. he had had a bad trip to europe. he came back. there was a discomfort in terms of where the campaign was and where they were headed. he wanted to shake things up. he did not think this was the time for a safe choice. there were two groups of people that were excited about the pick of paul ryan. hwang was conserva
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
important. it is their policies. romney and ryan's policies will destroy the middle class. host: what do you want to hear from vice president joe biden tonight to the congressman? caller: i want him to hold romney and ryan to their policies. that is what matters. that is what will destroy the middle class. they are changing their policies and fooling a lot of people. host: how did you see the first presidential debate and president obama's performance? caller: president obama admits that he did not perform well. what they have to do from now on is make the republican candidates hold to their policies and not let them get away with saying anything. host: people are saying the pressure is on vice president joe biden, that he needs to make up for president obama's performance. caller: i don't agree. he needs to put their policies against romney and ryan. host: let's hear from james in missouri, an independent. everybody wants your vote. what do you think? caller: vice-president biden need to bring a calculator to the debate so that paul ryan can show us his budget. host: you think that will
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
:45 eastern. mitt romney is teaming up with paul ryan for a rally in lancaster, ohio. c-span will have live coverage of that starting at 5:40 p.m. eastern. >> can we focus on the issues and not the personalities and the mud? there is a need, if we can take a poll here. there is a need to focus on the needs. >> how the gentlemen response? >> let's talk about these issues. let's talk about the programs that, in the presidency, a lot goes into it. caring goes into it. that is not specific. strength goes into it. that is not specific. this is what a president has to do. in principle, i will take your point and i think we ought to discuss child care or whatever else it is. >> and you, too? >> i will take the place because i know the american people want to talk about issues and not tabloid journalism. i will take the pledge and talk about the issues. for the record, i do not have any spin doctors or speechwriters. it probably shows. [laughter] i make those charts you see on television. if you don't have to wonder it is me talking. what you see is what you get. if you do not like it, yo
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
made up of former bush and clinton economic experts, that is why they said that the romney-ryan tax plan would in fact raise taxes on middle-class families with a child an average of $2,000 a year. $2,000 a year. by the way, every model looked at, from the american enterprise institute, says the same thing. folks, it is time to lift the burden of the middle class, not double down on the great recession that hit them. [applause] as a consequence of the great recession, family, middle class families lost $16 trillion in wealth, mostly in equity in their homes, they saw them evaporate, and their pension plans and their 401-k's. it is time for everybody to chip in, but we should not be surprised at their continued opposition to everyone chipping in. these are the folks who talked about 47% of the american people being unwilling to take responsibility. by the way, the congressman from wisconsin in his speech to "the spectator" said 47% of americans are these takers. i do not know who these people are they're talking about. the people of the neighborhood i grew up in, 82% pay their taxes
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
these guys give them credit for. i have got news for the governor romney and congressman ryan -- america is neither independent, nor is it in decline. [applause] if they would get out of the way, out of the way with these policies and outs of a critique 50's. out of the my message to congressman ryan, it has never been a good bet to bet against the american people. you always lose when you bet against the american people. we need you. we need you to have as much faith as we have. we need you to stand up. we need your support. we need you to help us win wisconsin. if we win wisconsin, we win this election. god bless you, and make god protect our troops. thank you all so very much. thank you. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ["the weight" plays] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ life"to get you inonto my plays] ♪ ♪ >> republican candidate mitt romney and his running mate also returned to the campaign trail following last night's debate. they stopped at a rally in lancaster, ohio for their first postseason appearance together. this is about 35 minutes. ♪ [cheers and applause] we have to win, don't
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
candidate mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan in lancaster, ohio. later, a live debate from california's 36 district between republican incumbent mary by matt and democratic challenger raul ruez. vice president biden and his wife campaigned today in wisconsin. it is his first campaign stop following thursday night's vice presidential campaign. this is about half an hour. >> hello, everyone. it is great to be here today. how about the content the debate? did joe do great last night? [cheers and applause] i am so proud of him. last night, i saw the july note, someone who truly understands what is going on in people's lives. -- i saw the joe i know, someone who truly understands what is going on in people's lives. somebody who truly stands for the middle-class and someone who showed us a clear picture of the choice in this election. and now, it is my pleasure to turn this over to someone who has been fighting hard for the kind of america that we want to live in, someone who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work to keep moving this country forward, my husband
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 10:30pm EDT
ryan made very clear that governor romney has a very different view. although he says that he thinks we should get out in 2014, although he says that that makes sense, he says we should never have announced that and i might add, had not, the afghans would never step up, which should never have announced that and, when asked to guarantee you will get out, he says it depends. no, i'm serious. you heard it. it depends on the situation on the ground. it depends. well it depends on nothing other than the date as far as we're concerned. it is time for the afghans to take care of their own responsibilities. [applause] but like almost everything, it depends. it depends on which day you asking the question. [laughter] it depends. it depends on the circumstances. but it was not just on foreign policy, it depends. it was also on their attitude of what constitutes a fair tax code, what is a reasonable budget, whether or not you will be cutting the budget. congressman ryan says that, even though he passed the ryan budget through the house of representatives, which did not become law, he drastical
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
conservative positions. both governor romney and congressman ryan talked about the need to not raise taxes. they talked about the need to keep our defenses strong. they both talked about reducing spending. we're heading for a debt crisis. they both talked about the pro-life, recognizing the sanctity of human life and the family institution. on the four key principles that define the republican party, the defense, lower taxes, traditional values, and these guys are rock solid. americans understand this is what makes our country great. that is what the party of ronald reagan is all about. i do not think there deviating. >> mitt romney told the iowa editorial board that he does not foresee abortion legislation coming to his desk or putting something for it. is that ok with your conservative members? >> look, i am pro-life. romney is pro-life. the vast majority of americans are pro-life. we're talking about unborn children. he was saying taxpayer dollars should not be used to take the lives of unborn child. president obama has said that our tax dollars can be used in that way. gov. romne
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
do less well than they should. so i think now mitt romney and paul ryan are starting to pick up. host: what kind of ground game do you need to pick up ohio? guest: it is tougher for republicans because our vote is scattered in the rural counties, northwest ohio, eastern ohio now becoming more republican. it used to be more democratic. the democratic vote is concentrated in the northeast, i hope the county, in the cities of columbus and cincinnati. so they have an easier time. but led by the republican national committee, the ground game is very good this year. as far as gopac is concerned, we support state and local candidates. we're targeting state and local candidates in swing districts to turn out the votes from the bottom up, not the top down. host: explain that a little bit more. guest: we support the next generation of republicans, and these are republicans running primarily at the state and legislative level. we look for individuals that have leadership capabilities who someday might be speaker of the house or who would run for congress or senate sunday. those of the people we
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
in the health care bill? >> yeah. the same that governor romney criticizes those but in the ryan budget by the way. as president clinton says it takes brass for to criticize for the thing you did. i will it will this you. i can give you evidence that those hor chicago misplaced pray or is by republicans voting to end medicare in order to fund tax cuts for millionaires that those priorities have helped democrats across the board. governor romney chose paul ryan as the running mate on august 11th. before august 11th if you took a look at the generic congressional ballot polling in the country, it was pretty much tied. it was, mow, i talked about that still wind when you or in the 20-yard line. we prn the still wind. they were tight. maybe up one. after august 11th when governor romney decided to double down on the republican plan to fund tax cuts for millionaires and big oil companies, the generics began to spread. instead of being in a neutral environment, we were up one, two and the. then when todd akin in late august expressed those horrific thoughts and not what he said that bo
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 11:30pm EDT
eastern time. paul ryan will be with mitt romney in lancaster, ohio, at 5:40 p.m. both of them will be airing on c-span. right now, it is time for us to play, in its entirety, tonight's presidential visit vice- presidential debate in kentucky. -- tonight's vice presidential debate in kentucky. i am martha raddatz. i am honored to moderate this debate between the two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. it is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues. i will move back and forth between foreign and domestic. we will have nine different segments. at the beginning of each segment, i will ask both candidates a question and they will each have two minutes to answer. i will encourage discussion between the candidate with follow-up question. it has been determined that the vice president biden will be first to answer the opening question. we have a wonderful audience here at centre college. right now, we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. [applause] hos[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
loopholes and waste and fraud, that is where we need to start. governor romney and congressman ryan want to see what we have today and how we can build upon that. especially so that we are not taxing the american people more than we already are. the fact that the supreme court saw obamacare as a tax is an issue for me as it is for most republicans. i would like to see people work together to create a solution where people have health care. governor romney has never said he does not want every american to have health care. it wants a good solution. he does not want to do anything until he has found the right way to do it. he does not want to have to do something three years down the road to repair its. >> where will you watch tonight? >> are campaign headquarters are just a few steps away. we are going to watch on tv. we will be cheering and shouting and discussing the debate as it is going on. i think i will be with my team. >> that is the advantage, you actually get to share our make noise or clap while the people there cannot do that. thank you very much for spending time with c-s
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
second debate. the moderators so far -- the lives that -- romney and paul ryan both lied the entire debate. jim lehrer allowed them to lie. this young lady cut them off. she was correct to say, excuse me, can you be specific? and to be called out like that, a liar -- supporters cannot accept that. if the next moderator's allow the filibuster by the lying mitt romney, or even of the president goes on to a tangent that is totally false, i think that i would expect -- and is not born to happen because i do not think president obama is a lighter, but mitt romney -- vice- president biden did what i would do. i would laugh at their joke. i have been in the debates. and i know that when i am approached with the truth or with an opinion, now an opinion is different from a life. and the vice-president did not call my lawyer. he interrupted him because he wistful of malarkey. host: that was walter from baltimore. charlotte, n.c.. joelle on our line for democrats -- joel on our line for democrats. host: keep it to the moderator. caller: they are only upset of it doesn't go their way. host: so
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
they are blaming the romney-ryan ticket. we have the same position before the withdrawal. let's make sure we secure our gains. the vice-president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. he failed to get the agreement. that is what we were talking about. when it comes to our veterans, we owed them a great debt of gratitude. including your son. we also want to make sure that we do not lose the things we fought so hard to get. with respect to afghanistan, we agree with a 2014 transition. we want to make sure we are not projecting weakness abroad. this benghazi issue, it is indicative of a broader problem. what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama for a policy. it is making the world more chaotic. >> i want to talk to about, in the middle of the crisis, governor romney talked about apologies from the obama administration. was that appropriate in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, at the obama administration was in that same position. they disavowed their own statement they put up earlier in the day in cairo. it is never too early
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
have helped democrats across the board. governor romney chose paul ryan as his running mate on august 11. . before that, if you look at the polling in the country, it was pretty much tied. generics were really tight. maybe up one could after august 11, when governor romney decided to double down on the republican plan to and medicare to fund tax cuts for millionaires and big oil companies, it began to spread. instead of being in a neutral environment, we were up 1, 2 and 3. and then when todd aitken express' those horrific fox -- expressed those for fifth thoughts about rape, it raised it even more. and then independent voters in particular were reminded how extreme these people are and that these people have priorities that would in fact and in medicare in order to fund tax cuts for millionaires. the more republican ideas art articulated, the better we do in the polls. if the generics keep spreading, five or six or more, then we win back the house. there is a direct correlation between the generic pooling and our ability to win back the house. right now, it is going in the right dire
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
country does not want to work, that is completely inaccurate for mitt romney and ryan to say. host: were you hired because of the convention and then laid off after word? caller: i was hired away before the convention. but the thing was that i got fired for unnecessary reasons. they were just during layoffs and layoffs at and things. i think obama said it best when he ran in 2008. we're going to go through bad times. you have to go out before you can get good. -- go bad before you can get good. he said this was going to take us some time, but we are going to get through it. it is going to get hard before it gets good. if we unite together and work together as a country. host: we will leave it there. but go to john in long beach. tell us your story appeared caller: i've never voted, but i have -- tell us your story. caller: i have never voted, but i have followed the politics. i grew up in south beach and in alaska. i always wondered why the politicians never talked about the old issues, the war on drugs that kind of thing. i just don't know where we are coming from these days. host: what
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
have been told by governor romney, congressman ryan, and their allies in congress, that unless government can do everything, they should do almost nothing. if you cannot afford health insurance, and do not get sick. if a country releases air pollution, that is the price of progress. if you cannot afford to go to college, just borrow money from your parents. you know what? that is not who we are. that is not what this country is about. in america, we believe we are in this together. america is not about what can be done for us. it is about what can be done by us together, as one nation and as one people. [applause] and that is what we understood in 2008. you know, that was an amazing experience for me, obviously, that election. i said then, and i still believe now, it was not about me. it is about you. you are the reason and mother in cincinnati does not have to worry about the company the ninth person coverage because he got sick. you are the reason a factory worker who lost his job is back on the assembly line, building the best cars in the world. you are the reason a young ma
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
years like the last of zero four. what america needs is a real recovery. only romney and ryan can provide that. host: when the president took office we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. since the president took office, we have 5.5 million additional jobs. truck about the automobile recovering, he saved the automobile industry and 1/88 jobs in the state are reflective of the auto industry. i worked the railroad 41 years. the guys and women working there, they're happy, jumping up and down because they have employment. one out of eight jobs are connected to the auto industry. not only that, the government at the time, strickland, and the president came to and youngstown, my area, and it one of the last steel companies in the area was given a $20 million stimulus amount that created a tremendous amount of jobs, particularly 1 mile from my area, it in an area of youngstown that's really struggling. so you see this incredible turnaround. he was hit with those 800,000 jobs per month. he created the 5.5 million. just recently are finding out the unemployment level was finally dropped bel
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
. they first blamed the youtube video. now they are blaming the romney- ryan ticket. we had the same position before the withdrawal. let's make sure we secure our gains. the vice-president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. he failed to get the agreement. that is what we were talking about. when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude. including your son. we also want to make sure that we do not lose the things we fought so hard to get. with respect to afghanistan, we agree with a 2014 transition. we want to make sure we are not projecting weakness abroad. this benghazi issue, it is indicative of a broader probm. what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. it is making the world more chaotic. >> i want to talk about, in the middle of the crisis, governor romney talked about apologies from the obama administration. was that appropriate in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration was in that same position. they disavowed their own statement they put up earlier in the
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
country. romney and ryan, first off, let's get something clear here once and for all, as far as the sequestered cuts go, it is not obama's thing, okay? it was congress and paul ryan's thing because they were too immature to act like grown-ups and make a deal, ok? obama had nothing to do with it. it was paul ryan and congress. guest: i do think that the one of the issues that one of the -- that people will be basing their vote on is the question of leadership at large and that is why you heard a lot about leadership from mitt romney and what kind of role obama is projecting and by extension what he is doing at home in guiding in shaping how we use natural resources. although the polls might not registered significance to a particular foreign policy issue, when it comes to the broader question of leadership, that is part of what people will be casting their vote on. there is an opportunity, as the mitt romney team has identified, to suggest criticism of president obama as a leader. host: president obama was at a fund-raiser in california last night. [video clip] governor romney has a
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
for governor romney opposed the tax cuts. that's what his running mate paul ryan proposes. -- we can gut education to pay for romney's tax cuts. or we can focus on early chou the dedication. cut the growth of tuition costs in that is something we can do. by the way, i do not just talk the talk, walk the walk. we took $60 billion that was going to banks and lenders under the student loan program and we said let's cut out the middleman and give the money directed to students. as a consequence, millions of students were able to keep student rates low. we have focused on this and you need to focus on this in the next election because it is part of the choice that you will face. we can meet these goals together. you can choose a better future for america. pawlenty use the money we are saving from attending the wars in iraq and afghanistan and want to use that to pay top of hour of the sect put also put people back to work. governor romney said it was tragic to end the war in iraq. i disagree. premier our troops come to our families was the right thing to do. if he had gotten his way,
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
taxes on the wealthy to close that gap. the ryan budget which mitt romney endorsed, would have tremendously slashing e fax in a social programs and government spending. and cut taxes further. so, i think there still is a lot of a back and forth flip- floping. or strategic ambiguity in what mitt romney is saying. host: on our line for independents, bob. caller: i am informed voter. i spend 30 plus years in the consulting industry. i do not know how to create jobs. and certain people would have you believe it is possible. there are a number of people that have led to the current conditions. and i do not hear anybody talking about what is line to be done to alleviate those factors. i am going to give you examples. one is the banks, the availability of money. two is the confidence in the wall street. so many people got burned, who wants to take a chance on investing money. 3, oil. -- when competition was an increasing at a dramatic rate. and finally, industries. previously, there were always some industry that was in the vanguard, cell phones, high- tech revolution, auto industry,
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. what america needs is a real recovery. only romney and ryan can provide that. host: when the president took office we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. since the president took office, we have 5.5 million additional jobs. truck about the automobile recovering, he saved the automobile industry and 1/88 jobs in the state are reflective of the auto industry. i worked the railroad 41 years. the guys and women working there, they're happy, jumping up and down because they have employment. one out of eight jobs are connected to the auto industry. not only that, the government at the time, strickland, and the president came to and youngstown, my area, and it one of the last steel companies in the area was given a $20 million stimulus amount that created a tremendous amount of jobs, particularly 1 mile from my area, it in an area of youngstown that's really struggling. so you see this incredible turnaround. he was hit with those 800,000 jobs per month. he created the 5.5 million. just recently are finding out the unemployment level was finally dropped below 8%. that is significant. because now
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
different groups. there's one group of people who essentially agreed with what governor romney and paul ryan and utley have said, which is the government should have stayed out. there are people who say however they get there, it makes no sense to me that the government could have it stayed on the sidelines and not done something at the end, and it would have worked out. there's a middle group of people who believe that what the government did was right in terms of getting involved in the industry cannot believe the restructuring was a success, it was done commercially and the companies are truly viable and we did not just popped error in the balloon to keep them and fled it until after the next election. that middle group still does have an issue, and one of the reasons i like to keep talking about this is because i feel passionately they are wrong, but the middle group does a point of view that somewhere, somehow and what each of these creditor groups got something wrong happened. most of them have not studied its. it is complicated. they have read the editorial page of "the wall stre
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
presidential debate between vice president joe biden and republican candidate paul ryan. next on "washington journal," preview of tuesday's town hall style debates between president obama and mitt romney. then, a look at the electoral college and the impact that non- citizens have on the votes allocated to each state. leonard steinhorn is our guest. leonard steinhorn is our guest.
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
high because of mitt romney and paul ryan. -- it is a high because of medicare and it is a tight because of their romney and paul ryan. >> we would love to have obama come up to that district. guest: i would love to have mitt romney get to that district. guest: i don't think either one of them will go to this district. chris gibson has a good chance and a good independent record. guest: he voted with the tea party. caller: i'm serious that the mad hatter's and the tea party are holding our government hostage. we have shovel-ready infrastructure jobs that are ready to go what we need that money to create good career ladder jobs. the tea party does not -- does not believe in government anyway. they should not be running for elected office. to c $20 million account of money to flip state elections, i don't know if it's in iowa or ohio, this is incredible. they are only allow $100,000 for a campaign in england. host: what about the money? >> we're talking about a shovel ready jobs? are these the same struggle ready jobs obama said he could not find after spending $800 billion on stim
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
make abortion illegal. does that concern conservatives? guest: mitt romney and paul ryan have always taken the position that they believe life begins at conception. once you do that, obviously you cannot be for abortion. roe v. wade is the existing wall the land. mitt romney believes that abortion should only be allowed in the case of rape or incest to help the mother, and that has been his sustained physician for quite a while. host: this is the headline -- "romney, abortion not part of his agenda." kentucky, democratic line, good morning. caller: these bills have come through and you have to pay. if not, next time i have members of my family that had been there five different times. you have all heard about the bill? i do not know why it is, but we should be starting here. i just care about the choice. thank you. guest: thank you for your call. as you know, the president has kept us in iraq and afghanistan since he took office. he has announced withdrawal from afghanistan by 2014. we believe that the mission needs to be concluded. we believe it was a mistake to give a deadli
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. the ryan budget would have, which he endorsed, mitt romney endorsed and put ryan on the ticket, would have tremendously slashing effect in government spending and social programs. it cuts taxes further. beyond the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. i think there's still a lot of back and forth flip-flopping whatever you want to call it strategic ambiguity what mitt romney is saying. host: let's go to stamford, connecticut,bob you're up next. caller: good morning. i'm an informed voter and i spent 30 plus years in the consulting industry and i don't know how to create jobs and people would have you believe is possible. there's a number of factors that led to the current condition and i don't hear anybody talking about what's going to be done to alleviate those factors. going to give you a couple examples. one is the banks. the availability of money. two, is the confidence in wall street. so many got burned, very few people private investors, want to take chance on investing money. three oil, the war in iraq, restricted the flow out of one of the major producers when congress petitioned for
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
four. what america needs is a real recovery. only romney and ryan can provide that. host: when the president took office we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. since the president took office, we have 5.5 million additional jobs. truck about the automobile recovering, he saved the automobile industry and 1/88 jobs in the state are reflective of the auto industry. i worked the railroad 41 years. the guys and women working there, they're happy, jumping up and down because they have employment. one out of eight jobs are connected to the auto industry. not only that, the government at the time, strickland, and the president came to and youngstown, my area, and it one of the last steel companies in the area was given a $20 million stimulus amount that created a tremendous amount of jobs, particularly 1 mile from my area, it in an area of youngstown that's really struggling. so you see this incredible turnaround. he was hit with those 800,000 jobs per month. he created the 5.5 million. just recently are finding out the unemployment level was finally dropped below 8%. that is significant. b
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Oct 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
, not the largest group, who essentially agree with what the governor romney's position is and paul ryan, acting debut different positions, which said the. government should the. there's a group of people who say it makes no sense to me that the government just could've stayed on the sideline and may be done something in the end and all would've worked out fine. there's a middle group of people who believe what the government did was right in terms of getting involved in the industry or believe the restructuring was a success and was done commercially and the companies are truly viable and we need to keep them inflated until after the next election but that fundamentally they were restructured. the middle group still does have an issue. one of the reasons i like to keep talking about this is because i feel passionately that they are wrong and the middle group does have a point of view that somewhere somehow in what each of these creditors got, something wrong happened. it's very complicated. they read the editorial pages of the wall street journal, they have watched cnbc. they have
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Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
difference. his running mate congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles gov. romney has talked about. it was not very detailed. this seems to be a trend. what it did do -- if you extrapolate it how much money we are talking about, you are looking at cutting education by 20%. when it comes to community colleges, we are seeing great work done out there all over the country because we have the opportunity to train people for jobs that exist right now. one thing i suspect we probably agree on is getting businesses to work with community colleges. >> do you agree? >> let me finish my point. they are partnering -- they are designing training programs and people who are going through them know there is a job waiting for them if they complete it. there requires some federal support. let me say one final example. when it comes to making college affordable, whether it is two- year or four-year, one thing i did is we were spending $60 million to banks and lenders as middlemen for the student loan program, even though they were guaranteed. there was no risk for the b
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Oct 12, 2012 2:30am EDT
and his wife jill campaign across wisconsin. that begins at 2:40 5:00 p.m. eastern time. mitt romney and paul ryan will hold a campaign rally in lancaster, ohio. that coverage begins at 5:40 p.m. eastern time. >> can we focus on the issues, and not the personalities? i think there is a need -- we could take a poll. i think there is a need to focus on lee the needs. >> of you respond? >> i think we should talk about these issues. let's talk about the programs. in the presidency, a lot of what is going into it, a lot of caring is not specific. strength goes into it. that is not specific. this is what a president has to do. in principle, i will take your point i think we ought to discuss health care or whatever else it is. >> and you too? >> i know the american people want to talk about issues, not tabloid journalism. i will take the pledge and stand with the issues. just for the record, i do not have any spin doctors. i make those charges you see on television. you do not have to wonder if it is me talking. what you see is what you get. if you do not like it, you have two other choices
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